The Supreme Court has annulled the Calcutta High Court’s order to not accept the affidavit of the state in the Narada bribery case. It has allowed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal government, and state law minister Moloy Ghatak to file their applications before the high court.
On the earlier hearing in the matter, Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing on behalf of the petitioner, submitted the grievance that the affidavit is of utmost importance, because whatever the CBI has alleged, has to be rebutted by the accused persons.
Mamata Banerjee's petition challenging Subhendu Adhikari's Nandigram victory has been assigned to a judge in the Calcutta High Court who was close to the BJP before he became a judge, say Trinamool Congress sources. West Bengal CM's lawyer has written to the Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal on this.
Whatever the impact of the strange and laughable dialogues by the actor on the paying audience at the time of the release of the movies, these utterances from a podium from where an election speech was to be made did not sound convincing from a visibly ill and tottering actor.
When Indian Administrative Service officers are made to become pliable putty at the hands of politicians, the chaos is palpable. The former chief secretary is only a pawn in the big battle between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requested him to withdraw the order recalling Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay to the Centre and said that the state will not be releasing Bandyopadhyay, as directed by the Centre.
The council of ministers of the government of West Bengal, in its first meeting on May 17, 2021, took the decision to set up a legislative council. In its manifesto, the Trinamool Congress had promised the formation of the council.